Practical Steps to Changing Your Nutrition Habits in March

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What would happen if you dedicated an entire month to changing your nutrition habits? March is an incredible month to do that since it is National Nutrition Month. Since this month is dedicated to nutrition, there will be numerous articles, resources, and information out there for you during this time to educate yourself on proper…

How Does Kindness Affect Your Health?

Be Kind

I believe one of the most important things we need in the world right now is more kindness toward one another. Did you know that there are scientifically proven benefits of doing kind acts for others as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness? This month, there is a whole week dedicated to Random Acts…

What Do You Need to Let Go Of To Move Forward?

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With 2020 behind us and the roller coaster of feelings and events that came with it, January 2021 brings new hope of possibilities and new beginnings. As we start the new year, instead of thinking about resolutions, starting over, or placing restrictions on ourselves, why not think about some of the ways we’ve grown through…

Practicing Gratitude During a Season of Thanksgiving

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This year has been trying for all of us. Change has been the predominant word on my heart and mind for the year. Changes in the way we do everyday things like shopping, working, school, communicating with loved ones and even gathering with people has definitely changed this year. We will be adjusting to more…

Keep Your Heart and Mind Healthy with These Foods

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The fire season may be coming to an end, but with the upcoming flu season it is more important than ever to protect your lungs – not to mention, we are still in the middle of a world-wide pandemic that primarily affects the respiratory system. Since October is Health Lung Month, it is timely to…

Recipes to Reframe the ‘Most Important Meal of the Day’

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Is anyone surprised that fall begins this month? As we grow older it certainly seems as though the days, months and years go by faster, but this year has seemed to go by with lightning speed! Normally in September I love to give you tips on how to pack a nutritious school lunch for your…

Remote Schedules and Family Recipes

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The new school year is fast approaching and there is still a lot of uncertainty in many school districts. Will school begin online for your children this year? Are you still working remote? This is the case for many people across the country. Do you have a plan in place to keep your family’s nutrition…

Firework Safety and Watermelon Fun

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Celebrating the Fourth can be just as exciting with your family at home if you take the right precautions. A small legal firework display in your neighborhood and an intimate BBQ with friends can make the night extra special. If you are purchasing fireworks at a local stand, keep the following safety measures in mind:…

Summer Vacations and Indulgent Sweet Recipes

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It’s June, and traditionally during this time we are getting excited for the summer. School is out, graduation ceremonies and parties commencing, wedding season is gearing up, and vacations are being planned. Things in 2020 look a little different. Schools in most states got out early this year as many parents did the last three…

Keeping Your Body and Mind Fit

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As many of us are entering the second or third month of the stay at home orders around the United States, it is easy to become disconnected. While it may feel the same, being physically distanced shouldn’t mean disconnected. It is important to do some critical self-care during this time. The month of May highlights,…

Keeping Your Immune System Strong in Times of Crisis

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Over the last few weeks, we have all been affected by the recent COVID-19 crisis in our world. Whether we have been affected physically, mentally, financially, or otherwise, in one way or another this virus has impacted our daily routines and the everyday rhythm of life and I’d be remiss if I didn’t make mention…

National Nutrition Month

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This month is National Nutrition Month. As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, you can imagine how excited I am when this month rolls around each year. It’s the one month when The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics pulls out all the stops and has an entire campaign directed toward focusing on the importance of making informed…

Are You Cooking for Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s Day?

Dark Chocolate

How much do you love chocolate? I think if we all really knew the power of chocolate and the health benefits we could receive from it, we may even love it more. Is that even possible? I’m not talking milk chocolate – although, yes, it is delicious. Dark chocolate is the way to go. Did…

Resolutions or Intentions?

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2020 is here and the closer last year came to a close, the words like change, intention, resolution and new beginnings were being talked about. Does the idea of making ‘resolutions’ stress you out? Maybe it’s because most of our resolutions don’t stick! If the majority of resolutions are broken, then the irony is that…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” — Stephen Graham Jones Regardless of what holiday you prefer, Halloween is coming fast and so are all the sugary treats that accompany the day. I love to find healthy alternatives for those costume parties, school treats and monster mash…

Celebrating Summer and Freedom

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The Fourth of July is a very special day for our country, and it is also a special day for family and friends to get together and observe long-held traditions together. Some traditions like fireworks, parades, and cookouts have been consistently associated with the Fourth of July since the country’s founding in 1776. Here is…

Christine Avanti’s June 2019 Newsletter

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Avocado! I’ve talked about how much I love avocado and that it is number one on EWG’s Clean Fifteen list, so you know you are getting some quality nutrition when using this ingredient. In the grocery store you can get avocados from Mexico where they are in season year-round, but in California they are in…